STANLEY MYERS (1930 - 1993)
Stanley Meyers was one of Britain’s most prolific film composers. Among his early successes were scores for Kaleidoscope (1966) and Ulysses (1967). In the 1980s, he composed the music for a number of films by the young British director Stephen Frears, earning a Cannes Award for his work on Prick Up Your Ears (1987). The melancholy Cavatina is without question Myers’s best known work. A version of it was used in the 1970 film The Walking Stick, performed by guitarist John Williams. When in 1978 it was used as the main theme of The Deer Hunter it brought its composer his first international fame and an Ivor Novello Award.